Novak Djokovic would rather savour the greatest grand slam Houdini act of his celebrated career than make bold promises about what may lay ahead.
But the super Serb knows Roger Federer's once-untouchable numbers are within his grasp after breaking the Swiss's heart with an unforgettable fifth Wimbledon triumph.
Djokovic doggedly fought off consecutive match points on Federer's serve in an epic final set to carve out a nerve-shredding 7-6 (7-5) 1-6 7-6 (7-4) 4-6 13-12 (7-3) victory.
In denying Federer in a captivating four-hour, 57-minute final of wildly fluctuating fortunes, Djokovic not only won the longest title decider in the championships' 152-year history, but also retained the title he won last year and added to the trophies he landed at the All England Club in 2011, 2014 and 2015.
Following a rule change introduced only this year, the final set was the first ever decided in a tiebreaker after games were locked at 12-all.
Djokovic's 16th grand slam title vaulted him to within four of Federer's record 20.
After winning four of the past five slams, few would back against the 32-year-old from reeling in Federer's benchmark haul as the battle for greatest of all time (GOAT) status intensifies.
For now, Djokovic is content enough after emulating the five-time Wimbledon feats of legendary Swede Bjorn Borg (1976-80) and Englishman Laurie Doherty (1902-1906) in the most extraordinary fashion.
"Unfortunately in these kind of matches, one of the players have to lose," Djokovic said after becoming the first player since Bob Falkenburg in 1948 to win Wimbledon after being down championship points.
"It was a huge relief in the end, honestly. It was probably the most mentally demanding match I was ever part of.
"I had the most physically demanding match against Nadal in the finals of Australia (in 2012) that went almost six hours, but mentally this was different level.
"I'm just obviously thrilled and overjoyed with emotions to be sitting here in front of you as a winner. It was one shot away from losing the match.
"It could have gone easily his way. I just try to never lose self-belief, just stay calm.
"Most of the match I was on the back foot actually. I was defending. He was dictating the play.
"I just tried to fight and find a way when it mattered the most, which is what happened."
If Djokovic successfully defends his US Open and Australian Open titles in the next five months, he will draw level with Rafael Nadal in second place on the all-time grand slam titles leaderboard and sit two behind Federer.
"It seems like I'm getting closer, but also they're winning slams," he said.
"We're kind of complementing each other. We're making each other grow and evolve and still be in this game.
"Those two guys are probably one of the biggest reasons I still compete at this level.
"The fact that they made history of this sport motivates me as well, inspires me to try to do what they have done, what they've achieved - and even more.
"Whether I'm going to be able to do it or not, I don't know.
"I'm not really looking at age as a restriction of any kind for me at least.
"It just depends how long I'm going to play, whether I'm going to have a chance to make historic No.1 or slams. It depends not only on myself, it depends on circumstances in life.
"I'm not just a tennis player, I'm a father and a husband. You have to balance things out."